I always knew Sweden could produce good indie rock. Shout Out Louds, The Knife, Peter Bjorn and John, and The Radio Dept are prime examples. Now Swedish indie pop makes a statement with the likes of Lykke Li. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in February of this year (produced by aforementioned Peter Bjorn and John) and it is the shit. Li's sweet girlish voice coupled with her beyond catchy melodies and quirky instrumentation results in pop gem after pop gem. Her first single, "Little Bit," released in 2007, resounds with her haunting, youthful vocals and lyrical sincerity. For one with merely twenty-two years of life under her belt, her quality of music and words can be paired with a musician with far more years of experience. To know her album was recorded three years ago, at the age of 19, is a complete jaw-dropper.
The amazingly talented Lykke Li is touring extensively in the next few months, ending in her hometown:
Sep 5 Bestival Isle of Wight Sep 19 Razzmatazz Barcelona Sep 20 Moby Dick Madrid
Sep 22 AB Club Brussels Sep 23 Nouveau Casino Paris Sep 24 Paradiso (Upstairs) Amsterdam Sep 26 Roter Salon Berlin Sep 27 Ubel & Gefährlich (Reeperbahn Festival) Hamberg Sep 29 The Plug Sheffield Oct 1 Scala - SOLD OUT London Oct 2 Concorde 2 Brighton Oct 5 Glee Club Birmingham Oct 6 Thekla Bristol Oct 8 Academy 2 Liverpool Oct 9 Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh Oct 10 The Duchess York Oct 19 Black Cat Washington, D.C. Oct 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg New York Oct 23 Paradise Boston, Massachusetts Oct 24 Mod Club Toronto, Ontario Oct 25 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois Oct 28 Richards on Richards Vancouver, British Columbia Oct 29 Neumo's Seattle, Washington Oct 30 Doug Fir Portland, Oregon Nov 1 Independent San Francisco, California Nov 3 El Rey Los Angeles, California Dec 10 John Dee Oslo Dec 11 Vega Copenhagen Dec 12 Kägelbanan Stockholm mp3 Let It Fall mp3 Dance Dance Dance mp3 Little Bit
Soyea I will be back in Baltimore this Sunday. Baltimore shows I plan on attending: Hot Chip, Tegan & Sara, Built to Spill, Iron & Wine.
Soyea the presidential election is getting as heated as ever. Check out Obama's acceptance speech last night here.
Soyea I got a Chocolate (Verizon's free phone). These beaches don't let you add your uploaded music as ringtones. I guess you have to download Audacity AND Lame AND Bitpm to make your own. There must be an easier way. Give me an easier way.
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